Yes Halima [Halima Salisu-Kabara, Nigeria] this information you have shared throws light on the discussion. Infact it is packed full of information that I believe members like me have gained a lot by reading. [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/world-aids-day-4-who-innovative-who-hiv-...
1st December has significance for two reasons in Cross River State Nigeria: first from 2004 the state joins the world to mark the World AIDS day and the awareness, momentum and focus generated was key to reducing the prevalence rate by 50% in the subsequent three years. Secondly the day marks the start of a month of activities as Christmas Festival that climaxes with the Calabar Annual Carnival (‘the greatest street party in Africa’) with all its socio-economic boost for millions of visitors and indigenes who throng the state during the month.
So Thanks for sharing the information.
HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.
Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk